Chris Taurisano

Chris Taurisano
carpentersville, IL

I have been fishing as far back as I can remember. Ever since the day grandpa took me to the local pond to catch bluegills and bullheads at age three, I have been completely in love with the sport!

Camp Fish was a fishing school started by the famous Al Lindner and the In-Fisherman crew. I had the opportunity to learn from the best in the business for a week out of every year for 5 years in a row! It was a fantastic experience to learn and to become a much better fisherman. By 16 years old, I had my own boat and fished as often as I could. Throughout my years of fishing, not only was I lucky enough to fish with my grandpa, and the guys at the In-Fisherman, but I also became friends with pro fisherman and guide Sean Bermingham at a young age. Sean took me under his wing and really helped me become an even better and more well-rounded angler.

By my early twenties, I had a very good understanding of the sport and wanted to take my skills to the next level. Between doing well in local tournaments and getting the opportunity to fish with pro fisherman, I knew that I one day I wanted to be able to teach others what I had learned along the way. In recent years I have also had the opportunity to become friends and fish with Hall of Fame Angler, Spence Petros. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to be able to fish with the best of the best, and I would love to be able to teach you everything I have learned throughout the years.

Recent Fishing Reports:

Fox Chain, Lake County

Panfish bite was very good all week. Lindy rigs with small crappie minnows were best. A few muskies, but definitely not like the weeks prior. Walleyes were very tough. The high pressure system going through really hurt the bite. @ Cripler, to answer your question, 60 degree water temps are a good indication that the panfish will be in the channels. Congrats to my partner Lincoln Buchanan for winning the WWA Walleye tournament last week. Guy definitely knows how to put the eyeballs in the boat. The cooler weather and low pressure should ignite a good bite this coming week. Good luck and let's bring on the fall!!

Delavan Lake, Walworth County

The bass and pike bite has been very good for the past week or two. Chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, and probably anything else you like to throw. Good time to get the kids out to just catch some fish. Hopefully this weather pattern will cooperate and the fishing holds. 

Lake Geneva, Walworth County

The bluegill fishing has been very good in deep water. Nice quality gills and a few smallies mixed in. The night bite has been decent for Walleyes on cranks. Find good weeds and some bait and you can find the fish. Good luck out there

Fox Chain, Lake County

Just got back from our annual Musky Boot Camp on LOTW. I spend just over 2 weeks every year up there teaching anglers how to become better Musky anglers with my long time friend and fellow guide Sean Bermingham. We had an amazing turnout again and the fishing was very good. The anglers in the week long school had 97 muskies in the boat! For the 2 weeks of fishing up there i had 65 muskies in the boat. What an amazing fishery. Thought you guys might like a few pics. Thanks to all our sponsors and Flag island resort for making this happen again! Musky Tales in Antioch really helped out big this year along with Chaos Tackle, Lake X, Stealth leaders, Cabelas, Mammoth lures, Lunker bucktails, Skipper Buds, and many more.